Affordable Housing In Hampden County
Massachusetts

Waiting List Openings In Hampden County

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196 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hampden County

Maple Commons

60 School St
Springfield, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

City View Commons I

916 Worthington St
Springfield, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

City View Commons II

26 Federal Ct
Springfield, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Subsidized

Ames Privilege

One Springfield Street
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Macarthur Terrace

65 Broadway St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized
Family & Senior

Highland House

250 Oak Grove Ave
Springfield, Massachusetts
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sycamore House

287 Essex Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Prospect Heights

41 Chestnut Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Holyoke Hill Apartments

360.5 Tokeneke Road
Holyoke, Massachusetts
$951-1,187
2-3 BR

Chestnut Park

Chestnut Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hampden County, Massachusetts

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hampden County, Massachusetts

Housing Authority Programs
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hampden County, Massachusetts

There are 196 low income housing apartment communities offering 15,719 affordable apartments for rent in Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Income Based Apartments in Hampden County, Massachusetts

Hampden County features 10,601 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Hampden County, Massachusetts

There are 5,065 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hampden County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hampden County, Massachusetts

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hampden County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hampden County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hampden County, Massachusetts for a two-bedroom apartment is between $985 and $1,203.

2022 Hampden County, Massachusetts Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Hampden County, Massachusetts Fair Market Rent $727 $874 $1,094 $1,353 $1,623
Hampden County, Massachusetts Payment Standard Range $654 to $800 $787 to $961 $985 to $1,203 $1,218 to $1,488 $1,461 to $1,785

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hampden County, MA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 196
Total Low Income Apartments 15,719
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10,601
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $50,461 ±$855
Median Rent $822 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.82% ± 1.49pp
Total Population 468,041

Population and Household Demographics

Hampden County is a county in Massachusetts with a population of 468,041. There are 176,900 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 38.33% of households in Hampden County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hampden County

The median gross income for households in Hampden County is $50,461 a year, or $4,205 a month. The median rent for the county is $822 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hampden County, a household making less than $2,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Hampden County.

Area Median Income In Hampden County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Hampden County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,700

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Hampden County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Hampden County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hampden County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,700 $20,200 $22,750 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hampden County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,450 $33,650 $37,850 $42,050 $45,450 $48,800 $52,150 $55,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hampden County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,150 $53,850 $60,600 $67,300 $72,700 $78,100 $83,500 $88,850

Cities In Hampden County

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City Served By
Agawam The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Agawam is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Agawam Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Agawam Town is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Blandford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blandford is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Brimfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brimfield is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Chester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Chicopee The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chicopee are the Chicopee Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
East Longmeadow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Longmeadow is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Granville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granville is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Hampden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hampden is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Holland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holland is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Holyoke The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Holyoke are the Holyoke Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Longmeadow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Longmeadow is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Ludlow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ludlow is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Monson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monson is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Monson Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monson Center is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Montgomery The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomery is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Palmer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmer is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Palmer Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmer Town is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Russell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Russell is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Southwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southwick is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Springfield are the Springfield Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Tolland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tolland is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Wales The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wales is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
West Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Springfield are the West Springfield Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
West Springfield Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Springfield Town is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Westfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westfield are the Westfield Housing Authority, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List.
Wilbraham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilbraham is the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.